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Did you use F3 to find next until it had been through the registry

Entries can be in software of current user and local machine
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Did you use F3 to find next until it had been through the registry

Entries can be in software of current user and local machine


I did use F3; thanks for that tip. After uninstalling last night, I also found a DAP folder in the registry and deleting it. Today, after your post, I did a search for Speedbit, found one instance and deleted it. I searched the registry completely and don't see anymore DAP or Speedbit.

I went into Safe Mode, and tried everything to delete DAP but to no avail. I tried moving it, renaming it, dragging it to the desktop, dragging it to the recycling bin, but the error is always the same: access denied: make sure the disk is not full....

In Safe Mode, I made sure I had write access and not just read-only, but still couldn't delete the folder. It's really a mystery.

I've been using computers for about 10 years and have never come across something this stubborn to remove. Heck, removing Malware is easier! :whistling:

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In the DAP folder, is there a log entry

If you click start, my computer, local disc C then click documents and settings, your name, application data (possibly hidden)

Is there a speedbit or DAP folder there
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In the DAP folder, is there a log entry

If you click start, my computer, local disc C then click documents and settings, your name, application data (possibly hidden)

Is there a speedbit or DAP folder there

No log entry.

The path is like this:

DAP folder

Inside DAP is one folder called History. I tried deleting that and got the same error.

Inside History are two empty folders. One is named Mitch and other is named Tyler (they use the computer too).

All people on this machine have administrator privileges with read, write, delete access. I can't delete Mitch or Tyler folders either.

I saw a lot of garbage I didn't need (and deleted) under Application Data, but nothing related to DAP or Speedbit.

Thanks for that tip, as it helped me delete some unnecessary Application Data folders/files.

Jeff
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Have a look at the link for unwise.ex

http://xona.com/foru...topic.php?t=121
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Thanks again for all the help, Keith.

When I downloaded the file on that forum, it comes in as an EX_ file instead of an EXE file.

When I try to change the file type to EXE, it simply changes the file name to unwise.exe(ex_) instead of changing the file type. So what I have is still an unknown EX_ file, despite adding .exe for the extension.

I'm wondering how to change the file name so it also changes the file type. Hopefully that makes sense.

Thanks again very much.

Jeff
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Hi folks,

I downloaded DAP (Download Accelerator Plus) a while ago and upon uninstallation, it left a DAP folder under C:\Program Files.


"Access is denied. Make sure disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use."



Jeff

try to see if its services

START>>RUN..services.msc>>CLICK OK


LOOK FOR ACCELERATOR PUS AND STOP SERVICES

try to delete it again

or go to system utility configuration

start ...run....msconfig....ok...start up tab...look for.... Accelerator Plus uncheck it and click ok and restart

then try to delete or remove file or folder

or even try to find the program and disable it then delete

or reinstall the program and try to unistall and delete folder again

Edited by rushin1nd, 04 January 2007 - 04:17 PM.

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Thank you for your reply. There is no instance of DAP in either services.msc or the startup tag in MSCONFIG.

Not sure what to do next, but thanks for your suggestion.

Jeff
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HERES SOMETHING YOU CAN DO


Removal Instructions

Manual Removal:
Run the uninstaller provided, via Add/Remove programs. This will leave a few items behind, however, including the \program files\DAP directory and possibly:

HKLM\software\classes\clsid\{82351441-9094-11d1-a24b-00a0c932c7df}
HKLM\software\speedbit
Kill these running processes with Task Manager:
programfilesdir+\dap\dap.exe
programfilesdir+\dap\dapupd.exe
programfilesdir+\dap\ezupdate.exe
programfilesdir+\dap\unwise.exe
programfilesdir+\download coach\downloadcoach.exe, dw.exe

Go to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. If you find the value webscan, delete it and reboot the machine immediately.

Unregister these DLLs with Regsvr32, then reboot:
programfilesdir+\dap\cabex.dll
programfilesdir+\dap\dapbho.dll
programfilesdir+\dap\dapie.dll
programfilesdir+\dap\dapiebar.dll
programfilesdir+\dap\dapmm.dll
programfilesdir+\dap\dapm_amdc.dll
programfilesdir+\dap\dapm_context_games.dll
programfilesdir+\dap\dapns.dll
programfilesdir+\dap\dapop.dll
programfilesdir+\dap\dapres.dll
programfilesdir+\dap\dapres32.dll
programfilesdir+\dap\mfc42.dll
programfilesdir+\dap\msvcrt.dll
programfilesdir+\dap\redregistration.dll
programfilesdir+\dap\zlib.dll

Remove these registry items (if present) with RegEdit:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{0000cc75-acf3-4cac-a0a9-dd3868e06852}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dapiebar.cbareventer
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dapiebar.cbareventer.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dapiebar.dapiebarband
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dapiebar.dapiebarband.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\typelib\{095006d5-6da6-4cdc-864e-7498015816bc}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\internet explorer\menuext
\&download with &dap
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\.daf\content type
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\.dal\content type
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\anigifctrl.anigif\insertable
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\clsid\{0000cc75-acf3-4cac-a0a9-dd3868e06852}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\daffile\editflags
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\dalfile\editflags
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\interface\{03d365cb-878a-4495-9350-7c67743335d9}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\protocols\name-space handler\ftp\zda\clsid
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\protocols\name-space handler\ftp\zda\pattern1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\protocols\name-space handler\https\zda\pattern1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\protocols\name-space handler\http\zda\clsid
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\protocols\name-space handler\http\zda\pattern1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\typelib\{095006d5-6da6-4cdc-864e-7498015816bc}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\internet explorer\extensions\{669695bc-a811-4a9d-8cdf-ba8c795f261c}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\internet explorer\toolbar\{62999427-33fc-4baf-9c9c-bce6bd127f08}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer
\browser helper objects\{0000cc75-acf3-4cac-a0a9-dd3868e06852}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run
\downloadaccelerator
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run
\webscan
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\uninstall
\download accelerator plus beta
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\speedbit

Remove these files (if present) with Windows Explorer:
commonprograms+\all users\start menu\programs\download accelerator\dap update.lnk
commonprograms+\all users\start menu\programs\download accelerator\download accelerator.lnk
commonprograms+\all users\start menu\programs\download accelerator\uninstall dap.lnk
desktopdir+\download accelerator plus.lnk
programfilesdir+\download coach\downloadcoach.exe
systemroot+\system32\wbocx.ocxdap.uis
dw.exe
install.log
license.txt

Remove these directories (if present) with Windows Explorer:
commonprograms+\all users\start menu\programs\download accelerator
commonprograms+\download accelerator
desktopdir+\download accelerator plus.lnk
programfilesdir+\dap



GOOD LUCK LET ME KNOW IF IT WORKS
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Big list, wow. Thanks a lot for your time and effort to compile all of that. I am finding DAP and DAP.exe type-stuff in the registry still. I'm going to be scouring the registry, and modifying the entries you suggest. May take me a while, but I will post back with an update. Thanks again everyone very much!

Jeff
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found a little utility that you might give a try. http://www.diamondcs...p?page=dellater
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found a little utility that you might give a try. http://www.diamondcs...p?page=dellater


Thanks a lot for your effort and new ideas, Silverbeard. I really appreciate it. Unfortunately, this app just did the same as the others -- would say that the file (DAP) would be deleted upon reboot, but never happens.

I'm still working on the registry. I think tweaking the registry will eventually lead to a solution.

Thanks again to everyone. When/if I find a solution, I promise to post back here to this thread with it.

Many thanks,

Jeff
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Resolved by modifying entries in registry, as suggested upstream in thread.

Thank you all for your help!!!!

Moderator, please close this thread if you wish.

Kind Regards,

Jeff
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Thank You for letting us know
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glad it worked
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